Believe It or Not, It’s Time to Start Thinking Spring!

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Andrea Forsberg

Believe It or Not, It’s Time to Start Thinking Spring!


In the U.P., it can be a challenge to believe that spring is right around the corner, especially with our record-breaking snowfalls this year. While you still may have to bundle up outside, there is no reason why you can’t start looking forward to the start of spring. The spring equinox is set to occur on Sunday, March 20th of this year. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the official start of the spring season.


What Is the Spring Equinox?


The spring equinox is when the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt more towards the sun, resulting in an increase of daylight hours and warming temperatures in this hemisphere. Equinox translates to equal night. On this date, daytime and nighttime have similar, though not perfectly equal times. This is the moment where the sun enters an imaginary line that is only crossed twice a year, on the spring and autumn equinoxes.


Time to Think Spring


Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, especially for those of us who have experienced the true winter season of high snow piles and frigid temperatures. As spring draws closer, the snow melts, animals come out of hibernation, and plants and flowers can once again bloom. We still may have snow on the ground come this year’s equinox, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait to start enjoying the best aspects of spring.


When you think Spring, you think vibrant flowers. Spring is when the most beautiful flowers bloom, including:


  • This flower is extremely popular. There are over 100 different species of tulips and thousands of variations. Some tulips are so unique that they can cost a fortune. Luckily for most of us, standard tulips are moderately priced.


  • This stunning spring flower is usually found with either white or yellow petals with different colored centers. These centers are usually either yellow or orange.


  • There are several different varieties of this flower, the most popular is the Chinese variety. It has large pink or white flowers and is characterized by its strong scent that can be picked up from across a room.


  • Arguably one of the most common and popular spring flowers, daisies make a great addition to any bouquet or can stand alone as a beautiful, colorful arrangement. There are over 20,000 different species of daisies with more than 25 colorful varieties.


  • Also known as primula, primroses are resistant to low temperatures and can bloom as early as March. The most popular colors are white and yellow, but they can also be found in pink, red, blue, and purple. Multi-color primroses exist but are rare.


  • Roses are a staple when it comes to beautiful flowers that are vibrant and smell amazing. Roses are available in a wide range of colors, and look great alone or mixed within a bouquet of other spring flowers.


  • Calla lilies. This distinctive flower comes in a wide variety of colors including white, orange, pink, yellow, rose, dark maroon, and lavender.


Think Spring Today!


The spring equinox is the first clear sign that spring is coming, and with it comes longer, warmer days. Spring is the magical time of year when flowers bloom and nature comes alive again. While we may still have some winter left, it will soon be out the door. Celebrate the change of season this spring equinox with our tulip special. We are offering 10 stems for $10. At FlowerWorks, we can’t wait to ditch the snow and embrace the thaw. Visit us the day before to ensure you wake up to the smell of beautiful flowers in your home. Contact us to learn more. 


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